Cella History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The surname Cella and its many variations are all rooted in the Old Italian words "cellaio" or "cellario," which mean "butler." Thus the name was derived from the occupation of the first bearers of the name. Alternatively, it is also quite probably that some instances of this surname were derived from place-names such as Cella in Lombardy, Celle, Tuscany, or Cellino, Venice.
Early Origins of the Cella family
The surname Cella was first found in Pistoia, where the Cellesi family originates. The earliest records of bearers of this name date back to a record of the Cella family of Cremona in 1160. In 1200, a member of the Cellesi family of Pistoia was master of the bishops in the city and thus was responsible for appointing new individuals.
Early History of the Cella family
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Cella Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Celi, Celli, Cella, Cellotti, Cellini, Cellesi, Cieli, Cielo, Celini, Celìn, Celotti, Celotto, Celozzi, Celoni, Celn, Celona and many more.
Early Notables of the Cella family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Baccio Cellini, born in 1447 in Florence, who was famous for his intricate and complicated decorations; Benvenuto Cellini goldsmith, sculptor and engraver born in...
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Cella Settlers in United States in the 19th Century